While looking at this photographs by Roland FischerÂ it will come as no surprise that you’ll think these are abstract paintings or even optical illusions. ThisÂ Munich- and Beijing-based photographer has an exceptional way of capturing breathtaking photos of building exteriors in his latest series called, Facades.
He began this project 15 years ago, highlighting the bold colors and patterns of certain structures in majorÂ metropolitan areas in the cities Tokyo, Melbourne and Atlanta. These compositions contain a strong visual rhythm that are simply a joy to see!
Capturing only a small section of the buildings, you’ll never know the location of the buildings are you only see a tiny part of them which gives them a distinctive and new look. Roland says:
I noticed all these new buildings mushrooming everywhere, giving the impression that they could as well be from any other major town in the world,â€ Fischer toldÂ Slate. â€œI thought that this was a new urban visual experience, a consequence naturally of the then still new process of globalization.
Roland’s places change depending on the design and feel of each building. He showcases places like banks,Â corporate headquarters, museums, and even high schools. The Facades photography series has been recently turned into a book released by Hirmer PublishersÂ and contains 100 breathtaking sights from around the world!
Above: Museum, Munich
High school, Utrecht
Dong Sanhuan, Beijing
Metropolitan Plaza, Chongqing
Bank of America, Atlanta
Cicil Street, Singapore